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The cheat sheet to choosing a cloud backup service

To help make sense of all the available cloud storage options, we’ve compiled a cheat-sheet of features to look for when choosing an online backup service.

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Microsoft finally killed cloud storage. What’s next?

It’s exciting that we can finally lay the cloud-storage market to rest and embark on more evolved, full-bodied solutions in the cloud that can bring real value to businesses. As the saying goes, “As one life ends, another one begins.”

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Look out, iCloud. Microsoft buffs up OneDrive with more free storage

Amid all the fresh interest in Apple’s iCloud cloud-storage option following the company’s rollout of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Microsoft doesn’t want you to forget about its cloud-storage service, OneDrive. Late yesterday the company announced a promotion that bumps up OneDrive’s free storage tier — and not only for iPhone users, but for Android and Windows Phone owners as well.

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Next generation apps need better file systems to scale

Should developers invest time, energy and resources in creating their own DIY file system that sits on top of the public cloud infrastructure? Or take the shortcut and use a cloud storage API, and surrender their users’ data to popular cloud storage services?

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AWS Zocalo may signal the death of cloud storage as a market

When Amazon enters any market, its objective is to drive down prices and drive out the competition. That’s what it’s trying to do with Zocalo, its new file-sharing and collaboration solution.

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4 cloud storage predictions for 2014

Whether you are a vendor, buyer, or investor in the cloud storage market, 2014 promises to be the most exciting year yet for the industry.